The field of candidates to represent the 49th state assembly district has thinned more recently, between and , citing he needs to spend more time with his family.
Ayala is now one of the latest officials to endorse former competitor for the state assembly seat. Ayala announced his endorsement at an event Friday, Chau's campaign announced.
The newly drawn 49th state assembly district includes San Gabriel Valley cities such as San Marino and Arcadia.
, who is termed out, and Eng’s wife,
Chau will face off against physician and former San Marino mayor, Republican Matthew Lin.